Rinspeed

  • Rinspeed Snap concept debuting at 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

    Rinspeed will grace the Geneva motor show and celebrate 40 years of attendance with its latest concept vehicle, the Snap, which debuted first at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. As the name implies, the self-driving concept vehicle isn't just a vehicle, but a "mobility ecosystem" that is pieced together. Like Legos, the Snap features a "skateboard," which houses the mechanicals and technology components, and a "pod," where the riders sit while the Snap mosies around. Rinspeed's premise is to create an even more efficient world where the "skateboard" is retired long before the "pod." The...

  • Rinspeed Snap concept debuting at 2018 Consumer Electronics Show
    Rinspeed explores plug-and-play chassis with Snap concept

    Swiss automotive think tank Rinspeed is returning to the Consumer Electronics Show next year with a concept that demonstrates a possible future where the chassis and body of a car can go their separate ways. The result is that cars, or at least their bodies, could also offer meaningful immobile...

  • Teaser for Rinspeed Oasis concept debuting at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
    Rinspeed Oasis concept: The car for anti-car folk

    Swiss design firm Rinspeed is constantly trying to predict the automotive landscape of the future. In recent years the company has bet big on self-driving technology, and concepts like the XchangE, Budii and Etos have been the result. Rinspeed’s latest concept, which makes its world debut...

  • Rinspeed Etos concept, 2016 Consumer Electronics Show
    Rinspeed Etos Is A Self-Driving BMW i8 Complete With Own Drone

    Recently, we told you about Swiss engineering and design firm Rinspeed preparing a new concept car for the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, an event that each year sees more and more automakers show up due to the rapidly increasing convergence of the auto and tech industries. Although it...

  • Teaser for Rinspeed Etos debuting at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show
    Rinspeed Headed To 2016 CES With Etos Sports Car Concept

    Swiss engineering and design firm Rinspeed traditionally graces the company’s home event, the Geneva Motor Show, with wild, forward-looking concept vehicles, but in 2016 we’ll see Rinspeed head to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for the first time. Rinspeed’s concepts...

  • Rinspeed Budii concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Rinspeed Budii Concept Revealed Ahead Of 2015 Geneva Motor Show: Video

    Swiss design and engineering firm Rinspeed made it clear last year that its vision of driving in the future is an autonomous one, and that cars, rather than being a tool to simply take you from point A to point B, will become an extension of your lounge or office. Now, Rinspeed is taking this...

  • Rinspeed Budii concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

    Swiss design and engineering firm Rinspeed made it clear last year that its vision of driving in the future is an autonomous one and that cars, rather than being a tool to simply take you from point A to point B, will become an extension of your lounge or office. Now, Rinspeed is taking this concept to the next level with its Budii concept, which is described as a “friend on wheels.” Rinspeed will unveil its Budii concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, but teasers released today hint at what’s to come. The concept, which looks to be based on a BMW i3, is fully...

  • Rinspeed XchangE concept - 2014 Geneva Motor Show live photos
    Rinspeed Reveals Tesla Model S-Based XchangE Autonomous Concept: Live Photos

    The 2014 Geneva Motor Show is currently underway, and Swiss design and engineering firm Rinspeed revealed a new concept car at its home event. Rinspeed’s new concept, called the XchangE, explores the potential designs an autonomous car could yield, taking a conventional sedan, in this case an...

  • Rinspeed microMAX concept car
    Rinspeed microMAX Concept Revealed Ahead Of 2013 Geneva Motor Show

    Each year Swiss design firm Rinspeed unveils a wacky concept at the Geneva Motor Show in order to demonstrate its talents and preview its take on the future of automotive design. Next year will be no different, with Rinspeed this week revealing its new microMAX concept car, with which it hopes to...

  • 2012 Rinspeed Dock+Go Concept based on the Smart ForTwo
    2012 Rinspeed Dock+Go Concept Revealed In Full

    It wouldn’t be the Geneva Motor Show without some weird and whacky concept from Rinspeed, and thankfully 2012 won’t disappoint on the weird factor as this preview look at Rinspeed’s new Dock+Go concept confirms. Best known for its construction of oddball but impressive concepts...

  • 2012 Rinspeed Dock+Go Concept
    Rinspeed Dock+Go: Making The Smart Smarter, Due At Geneva

    If you wanted a great deal more space in your car we're not sure why you'd buy a Smart. That's not to say the little Smart isn't great at what it does - nipping around city streets and looking chic outside the local coffee house - but if you buy one expecting any more space than for two people and...

  • 2011 Rinspeed BamBoo Concept live photos
    2011 Rinspeed BamBoo Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    We asked "why?" when we first saw the 2011 Rinspeed BamBoo concept last year, and we once again feel compelled to question this car's existence. It's not moving, it's not appealing, and it's never going to be sold to anyone for real money. But nonetheless, here it is, in all its self-important...

  • Rinspeed BamBoo Concept

    Gratuitous beach bunnies aside, there's not much to the Rinspeed BamBoo concept, and that's the point. A self-described "meta" four-seater with onomatopoeic inclinations, the BamBoo is a car built for people that don't actually like cars. At least that's our take on it. Nestled in the press release is this golden treasure: "Anyone not blinded by horsepower orgies, chrome tinsel and top-speed frenzy should take a closer look. “BamBoo” pushes the ‘reset’ button, clears the mind for a new way of thinking. It sports simple, clean lines. No bells, no whistles. Nothing is...

  • Rinspeed UC? Concept
    2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Rinspeed UC? Concept

    With Aston Martin city cars, Ferrari hybrids, Porsche hybrids and Audi diesels dancing through its halls, it's no wonder the 2010 Geneva Motor Show attracts its share of off-message green machines. Perhaps no nameplate in the world is as off-message, in toto, as Rinspeed. In past years, the wacky...

  • Mansory Porsche 997 911
    Mansory expands range with Porsche 911 tuning program

    Ever since Mansory acquired the former Porsche performance division of Swiss design firm Rinspeed, the Bavarian tuner has been releasing a slew of new models based around Porsche’s various models. Last week’s Geneva Motor Show saw several of the beasts unveiled, including the...

  • mansory chopster porsche cayenne 002
    Mansory goes retro futuristic with Porsche Chopster

    In the world of high-end car modification, there's extreme, there's insane, and then there's Mansory. But anyone that's actually been inside a Mansory vehicle knows the attention to detail and craftsmanship that goes into their over-the-top designs - they reek of quality. So the chopped, dropped...

  • 2009 Rinspeed E2 Concept
    Rinspeed shows off dual power mode E2 concept car

    As carmakers strive to improve the fuel efficiency of their powertrains, more and more innovative and technical solutions are coming to light. Take Rinspeed’s latest E2 concept car based on the sporty Fiat 500 Abarth. Instead of opting for a complicated and expensive hybrid or electric...

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    Rinspeed conceptualizes shape-shifting cars with new iChange

    Best known for its construction of oddball but impressive concepts like the James Bond-esque underwater sQuba and eXasis glass car, Swiss tuning and engineering firm Rinspeed is now delving into a new world of ‘shape-shifting’ or ‘adaptive’ cars. Set to debut at the Geneva...

  • mercedes mansory renovatio 003

    Mansory GmbH, a tuner specializing in customizing ultra-luxury cars such as the Mercedes-McLaren SLR and the Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe, have announced that they have "absorbed" the Porsche tuning division of Rinspeed - the same company that brought you the James Bond Inspired sQuba submersible car. From what we can gather, only the Porsche tuning division of Rinspeed has been solf off to Mansory, which means that Rinspeed's other activities (namely creating outrageous project cars) should be left alone. Rinspeed's founder and CEO, Frank M. Rinderknecht, stated that once the Porsche tuning...

  • Rinspeed car/hydrofoil crosses English Channel
    Rinspeed Car/Hydrofoil Crosses English Channel

    Our favorite Swiss car company has taken its Splash concept carfrom England to France in a world record attempt for a hydrofoil. The amphibious car was first shown at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show, but will never go in to production. Because it’s a hydrofoil and glides above the water, the...

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